Red Sox Apologize For Rules Violation After MLB Releases Report On 2018 Team

The Red Sox received a light slap on the wrist from Major League Baesball on Wednesday, and were quick to tell the world that they're sorry.

Red Sox Apologize For Rules Violation After MLB Releases Report On 2018 Team

BOSTON (CBS) — The Red Sox received a light slap on the wrist from Major League Baesball on Wednesday, and were quick to tell the world that they’re sorry.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred finally issued his long-awaited report on the 2018 Red Sox sign-stealing scandal, ruling that it was the team’s video replay operator, J.T. Watkins, who was behind the scheme. Watkins has been banned through the 2020 playoffs and cannot return his replay operator role for the 2021 regular season or postseason.

In addition, the Red Sox were docked a 2020 second-round pick. Red Sox president Sam Kennedy released the following statement after the report was released:

“As an organization, we strive for 100% compliance with the rules. MLB’s investigation concluded that in isolated instances during the 2018 regular season, sign sequences were decoded through the use of live game video rather than through permissible means.

“MLB acknowledged the front office’s extensive efforts to communicate and enforce the rules and concluded that Alex Cora, the coaching staff, and most of the players did not engage in, nor were they aware of, any violations. Regardless, these rule violations are unacceptable. We apologize to our fans and Major League Baseball, and accept the Commissioner’s ruling.”

Cora, who stepped down as manager of the Red Sox as part of the fallout of the 2017 Houston Astros cheating scandal, was not punished for anything he did with the Red Sox, but was banned for the 2020 season on Wedneday because of his actions with the Astros. In that report, Manfred found Cora to be the mastermind behind Houston’s elaborate sign-stealing scandal.

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Coronavirus Toll: Third Massachusetts Grocery Store Worker Dies Of Related-Illness

A 70-year-old Star Market worker in Belmont has died from a coronavirus-related illness. She is the third grocery store worker to die from a coronavirus-related illness in Massachusetts. 

Coronavirus Toll: Third Massachusetts Grocery Store Worker Dies Of Related-Illness

BELMONT (CBS) — A 70-year-old Star Market worker in Belmont has died from a coronavirus-related illness. She is the third grocery store worker to die from a coronavirus-related illness in Massachusetts.

Colletti immigrated from the Phillipines with her family 40 years ago and worked for 25 years at the grocery store packaging produce, according to close family friend Jacklyn Aguilar.

“She loved hanging out with her friends. She loved working at Star Market where she worked in the produce department,” Aguilar said.

Cresencia Colletti (Photo Courtesy: Colletti family)

Colletti began to feel ill two and a half weeks ago, and stopped working April 4. Her initial test for coronavirus came back negative.

“She started having a cough at first. She wasn’t feeling well. Then she started getting a fever,” Aguilar said.

She didn’t work directly with customers, but the store has been thoroughly cleaned since she stopped working. Colletti was eventually taken to the hospital.

“They put her on a ventilator because she wasn’t able to breathe,” Aguilar said. “Then she wasn’t responding to any medication, so they had to put her into ICU. Then from there, everything just went downhill.”

Star Market released a statement Tuesday night: “Our hearts are heavy, and our thoughts are with that associate’s family. This is a difficult day for the entire Star market team.”

Colletti leaves behind three children.

“She loved to cook and she loved life,” Aguilar said. “She was an amazing person.”

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